Resilient Leas told to keep up focus ahead of big fixture

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It’s second against third in the Durham Cricket League First Division as Whiteleas and Harton travel to Easington tomorrow.

Following their low-scoring draw last week, Leas dropped a place to third as tomorrow’s hosts leapfrogged them after an impressive victory over Philadelphia.

However, after six games, the points margin is narrow between the top seven teams, therefore Owen Peterson’s side will be hoping for a positive return to stay with the pacemakers.

Skipper Peterson, who returns for tomorrow’s clash, has praised the resilience of his side to remain unbeaten this season in a couple of tough fixtures.

He said: “The last two games have resulted in low-scoring draws but there’s been some real positives to take from them.

“Everyone is doing their bit and chipping in which is making us hard to beat.

“However, there’s an awful lot of cricket to be played so we need to maintain it going forward”.

Vice captain Scott Oliver also returns for tomorrow’s clash but unfortunately all rounder Rob Scorer is unavailable.

The second XI entertain Easington at Harton Welfare (1.30pm start) on the back of two consecutive defeats.

Sid Corner Snr is calling upon his side to refocus and apply more mental strength as they adapt to a tougher standard.

Corner’s side hope to be bolstered by the return of batsman Lewis Surtees and bowler Andrew Davies for tomorrow’s KP Simpson-sponsored clash.